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Type 2 Diabetes - Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Control Will Help Save Nerves in the Eyes

By Beverleigh H PiepersMicroscopic blood vessels are damaged due to high levels of sugar flowing through them, and this often leads to a variety of health consequences. Scientists at Ishibashi Clinic in Japan and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom have demonstrated how keeping blood sugar readings in a healthy range helps the microscopic blood vessels and the organs they feed. Their study reported on in the Frontiers in Endocrinology in March of 2018, included...
141 participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and60 non-diabetic participants. They noted the HbA1c levels over a period of 4 years. The HbA1c levels were categorized as...
good - below 53 mmol/mol, average IFCC HbA1c 47.5 mmol/molfair - 53 mmol/mol to 58.5 mmol/mol, average IFCC HbA1c 55.6 mmol/mol.poor - 58.5 mmol/mol, average IFCC HbA1c 68.9 mmol/mol.At the beginning of the study, the participants with Type 2 diabetes had significant nerve fiber damage in their eyes compared to the non-diabetic participants…

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Four Healthy Sources Of Fiber

By Beverleigh H Piepers If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, or you are someone who is taking steps not to become a diabetic, it is crucial you include a healthy amount of dietary fiber in your eating plan. Fiber will not raise your blood sugar and will help control blood sugar spikes. Dietary fiber is classified as being soluble or insoluble: it depends on whether the fiber dissolves in water. We need to take in both of these kinds which are found in many foods.Fiber naturally occurs in...

fruits,vegetables,grains, andbeans.Insoluble fiber helps...

prevent constipation,remove toxic waste from your colon, andhelps balance the pH in your intestines.Soluble protein helps...

prevent blood sugar spikes after eating, so you will not overeat, and maintain a healthy ratio of cholesterol, therefore, reducing the risk of heart disease.Many people know vegetables are good sources of fiber. Here are some healthy sources to be on the lookout for... 1. Beans. Beans are a vegetab…

What's Inside Your Tingle Tanning Lotion?

By Sarahbeth Kluzinski When shopping around for new tanning lotions, it is important to choose a product that will both meet your tanning goals and protect your skin. In order to do this, you must be sure to read and understand their manufacturer labels. The type of lotion you eventually decide on will depend on your level of tanning experience, your skin type, and your personal preferences.A popular option for the more advanced tanning bed user is called a tingle lotion. Colloquially referred to as "tinglers", they are the most intense tanning products on the market. You can purchase tingle tanning lotions at almost any tanning salon, beauty store, or online vendor. And just like all skin care products, they range in intensity, quality, and price.If you have never used a tingler before, it is highly recommended to understand how they work before using them. A great place to start is by reviewing some of the common ingredients found in most tingle lotion formulas. Continue …

Factors Determining the Frequency of Dental X-Rays

By William Jam SmithMany people fear to overcharge that comes from receiving unnecessary services from the dental office. While you can avoid using services of such unscrupulous dentists by using care assessments, you should also empower yourself with the right information. This way, you will be able to gauge whether a dental service is necessary. You should ask the dentist what the procedure seeks to achieve.That said, you should understand that some factors would make it necessary for patients to get frequent x-rays. Normally, an x-ray once a year is adequate. However, in some patients, the dentist will require the images several times within the year. Of course, the request should be within reason. Some of these factors include:Age of patientsIt is understandable when children get frequent x-rays. Their teeth are just forming and the x-rays will show how the process is going. The x-rays help to show whether the teeth are growing as they should. Sometimes, underlying conditions wil…

Different Types of Anesthesia

By William Jam Smith When it comes to dental procedures, the necessity of anesthesia is high given how close to nerve endings the dentist gets. No matter how gentle a dentist is, the nerves of the teeth lie just beneath the tooth enamel. When there is a breach of the tooth, the nerve endings end up exposed and this leaves you open to a world of pain. This is the main reason why visits to the dental clinic are never pleasant.Thankfully, there are many ways that the dentist can use to make your experience better. Modern technology has eased the processes making them more pleasant for you. The processes are no longer as aggressive as they were in the past and up to date dentists will no longer use the noisy drill to get to the root of your tooth. Apart from the latest equipment and tools, you have the option of sedation dentistry.General anesthesia This option allows you to undergo the procedure under sedation. In the past, general anesthesia was the norm and using inhaled gases and med…